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Closer to Heaven, 2013

by Molly Harris

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 Finalist

I have been documenting the lives of working girls in the western suburbs of Adelaide. The women are street walkers to support their heroin addictions. I aim to provide an insight into a world one would normally not get the chance to see. I am sure that others also have a strong curiosity like my own and questions. Questions about sex, about heroin addiction and about life as a street walker. I am not trying to portray these women in a negative or positive way but just trying to illustrate what their life involves.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

Previous exhibition, 2014

The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.